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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 December 2012
Date of Publication: 10 January 2013
Inspection Report published 10 January 2013 PDF

People should be treated with respect, involved in discussions about their care and treatment and able to influence how the service is run (outcome 1)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Understand the care, treatment and support choices available to them.
  • Can express their views, so far as they are able to do so, and are involved in making decisions about their care, treatment and support.
  • Have their privacy, dignity and independence respected.
  • Have their views and experiences taken into account in the way the service is provided and delivered.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 5 December 2012, observed how people were being cared for and talked with carers and / or family members. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

People's privacy, dignity and independence were respected.

Reasons for our judgement

People were supported in promoting their independence and community involvement.

Staff we spoke with gave examples of how they supported the people living in the home to remain as independent as possible. This was supported by observations we made. We saw people living in the home were involved in the local community with support from the staff. Four people were out at day centres in the morning. One person went out to a day centre in the afternoon and the remaining person was visited at lunchtime by a relative.

Each person living at the home had their own bedroom which had been individually decorated. We were told the people living at the home had been encouraged to choose the paint colour and wallpaper for their rooms. People's bedrooms were personalised with pictures, photographs and personal items on display.

The care plans contained details of people's likes and dislikes in most areas of their lives including activities and food preferences.

People's diversity, values and human rights were respected. During our visit all interactions we saw between staff and the people living at the home were respectful and courteous.